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College of Accounting comes out tops in new exam
19 March, 2015

Results for the final board exam for prospective new chartered accountants in South Africa show that students who completed the UCT College of Accounting Board Course APC Professional Programme did better than students who participated in other programmes.

Of the 467 UCT Board Course students (including students from all universities), 94% passed the APC exam; 8% higher than the national average.

"We are celebrating with our students," said Paul Maughan, senior lecturer at the college. "These results show what the hard work of students and the tireless efforts of the team of lecturers and markers can achieve."


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Mother-tongue finance and accounting learning tool – a first in SA
13 February, 2015

UCT's College of Accounting has collaborated with Fasset (Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority) and GetSmarter to launch 'Learn Accounting' which offers video-based learning on key financial and accounting concepts.

The programme will help universities graduate more black accounting students and ultimately also boost their numbers in a sector in which the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) reports sluggish transformation. A mere 24% of chartered accountants in SA are black, in spite of numerous initiatives and bursary programmes to reverse the trend.


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UCT launches unique financial learning tool to boost black accounting graduates
10 February, 2015

The UCT College of Accounting has developed an innovative – and free – teaching platform that will help thousands of students across South Africa master complex accounting and business principles.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) College of Accounting in collaboration with Fasset (Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority) and GetSmarter has launched a new online teaching platform – offering free, multilingual video-based learning on key financial and accounting concepts.


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